EITFood Annual Event 2022

Monday 17 October – Tuesday 18 October 2022 

 

The current geopolitical situation is impacting Europe’s food system and the interdependencies between food systems, the environment, and socio-economic status. Many new projects aimed at improving current food systems were presented during the event, exploring how various actors are working to improve transparency, resilience, and fairness of agrifood supply chains, meet net-zero goals, and limit global warming.  

One highlight of the event was the presentation of the new education services offered by EIT Food – EIT Food Learning Services – which supports employers in staff development, skills intelligence, and recognition and certification of innovation competencies.  

During parallel sessions, we (EuroFIR) met stakeholders working in the nutrition and health domain and had the chance to gain insights into their innovative projects.  

Overall, the event was fruitful, promoting networking and opportunities for new partnerships as well as advancing understanding of EIT Food (www.eitfood.eu) and other European institutions working to improve the quality of European food systems. 

Background: 

EIT Food’s Annual Event brings together their community of partners and external agri-food stakeholders around the common goal to create healthy food systems. This was the fourth annual event. 

Main speakers: 

  • Michiel de Ruiter – Chairperson, EIT Food’s Supervisory Board 
  • Andy Zynga – CEO, EIT Food
  • Lukas Visek – Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice-President
  • Frans Timmermans, European Commission 
  • Klaus G. Grunert – Professor of Marketing at Aarhus University 
  • Angelo Riccaboni – Professor and Chair of PRIMA Foundation 
  • Hila Cohen – Head of Business Development and Chief of Staff, WFP Innovation Accelerator 
  • Rakesh Sharma – R&D Director, PepsiCo 
  • Maarten Vanderkamp – Director of Education, EIT Food 

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